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Ben Logan is a partner in the Los Angeles office of O'Melveny & Myers LLP, where he has practiced since graduating from Stanford Law School in 1976.
For approximately the last 30 years, his practice has involved the restructuring of distressed companies, both via chapter 11 and out of court. Unlike many lawyers in this field who gravitate towards representing debtors, to the exclusion of creditors, or vice versa, he has represented the full range of participants in restructurings; e.g., debtors, secured creditors, official creditors' committees, ad hoc committees of creditors, acquirers of troubled businesses.
The chapter 11 cases in which he has been involved include AMF Bowling, Philadelphia Newspapers, LandSource, New Century Financial Corp., Solutia, Tower Records, Wherehouse Records, Sun Healthcare and Texaco.
Ben has been recognized since 2003 by Chambers and Partners USA as one of the leading insolvency/corporate recovery lawyers in California, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America consistently since 1995, has been consistently listed in the PLC "Which Lawyer Handbook" as a "Highly Recommended" insolvency and restructuring lawyer, and has consistently been listed in the Legal Media Group's Expert Guides as a leading insolvency and restructuring lawyer. Chambers reports that Ben is "extremely talented" and "a seasoned and highly respected authority in the bankruptcy field," "takes an extremely practical approach" and that he is "highly engaging and communicative, which makes him superb when it comes to highly fraught multiparty situations where building consensus is a must. He can also take on an army of attorneys alone and win."
He was selected to be a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy in 2002. In addition, Ben has served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Financial Lawyers Conference since 2009 and is presently that organization's vice president.
Ben also dabbles in close-up magic and promises to spice up the class with a few demonstrations of prestidigitation.
More information about him is available at omm.com.
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